Man Rings 'Democracy Bell' at Parliament Square Brexit Party

Crowds gathered to mark Brexit Day celebrations in London’s Parliament Square on Friday, January 31, just hours before the United Kingdom was scheduled to officially depart the European Union.

The UK was due to end its 47-year run as part of the European Union at 11 pm on Friday night. Both pro and anti-Brexit events were held across the UK to mark the occasion.

This video shows a man ringing the “Democracy Bell” in Parliament Square on Friday.

The bell was fashioned to a makeshift “Little Ben” in lieu of the iconic Big Ben clock, which would not ring out to mark Brexit, despite a campaign to make it bong to mark the occasion. Credit: @distractedjon via Storyful